One of the factors that has made COVID-19 so catastrophic in long-term care homes was lack of paid sick leave for low-wage workers.
The federal government's industrial relations bill will fix a problem that doesn't exist by making a failed legal argument the law.
The practice of ‘casual’ employment has become a means to foster insecurity and low power, depriving many workers of leave under the guise of an alleged need for flexibility.
The number of people on zero-hours contracts has increased during the pandemic, but they don't seem to figure in the chancellor's recovery plans.
We need a holistic response that considers the systemic reasons that force people to lie about working.
Juggling work and family becomes all the more difficult when you're trying to figure out how to work Zoom, and stressing about losing your job.
With the recession exposing more workers to the vagaries of gig work, it's more urgent than ever to close the legal loopholes that deny workers employment rights.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the dangers of unhealthy workplaces and disempowered workers.
Workers who experience job insecurity over several consecutive years become less emotionally stable, less agreeable and less conscientious.
The historically high level of informal work in Latin America will make its recovery much more difficult than elsewhere.
The failure to anticipate the consequence of workers having no paid sick leave is one of the greatest flaws in Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The earned income tax credit lifts around 6 million of the working poor out of poverty every year, but with the economy hammered by COVID-19, many might not get the benefit they need.
The federal government must provide more support if Victorian businesses and households are to survive the state's Stage 4 lockdown.
Uber drivers are back in court for a final showdown with the American company.
Western Sydney's growth-driven boom had ended before COVID-19 hit. Some neighbourhood unemployment rates were 2-3 times the metropolitan average, with female workforce participation as low as 43%.
As sand markets boom, entrepreneurs, organized crime and others are cashing in — leaving widespread environmental damage in their wake.
With the support of universities, PhD graduates working beyond the academy could bring their knowhow into PhD seminars or classrooms to help current students expand their career horizons.
We need to see uberisation in the context of all forms of precarious and insecure work becoming more acceptable.
Frustration at intergenerational inequity captures the views of many contemporary education worker activists and environmentalists alike.
Academics on casual contracts often feel vulnerable and of lower status than "permanent" staff members. They can minimise their exploitation as if it's part of the authentic academic experience.